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Old 06-17-2009, 06:54 PM   #1
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Worldwide Wheat Wipeout? Better Stock Up on Flour!

This ain't good:

A 'Time Bomb" for World Wheat Crop

Also here:

Billions at Risk from Wheat Super-Blight


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Old 06-18-2009, 05:46 AM   #2
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Old 06-18-2009, 05:52 AM   #3
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we need bio-engineers to genetically engineer better wheat
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Old 06-18-2009, 06:30 AM   #4
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Agree with advantages of some GM crops.

A similar problem exists with bananas - there is
1 species of banana which is responsible for the vast majority
of world wide banana production and it is so suceptable to
a disease it is also scary. Panama Disease: A Classic and Destructive Disease of Banana
anything that does not kill me makes me stronger
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Old 06-18-2009, 07:12 AM   #5
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Also yields will be down due to dry winter and spring. It won’t be just the bread that goes up in price. Feed wheat for livestock will go up and consequently meat prices will rise.
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